posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 03:17 AM
Certainly an intriguing find, given the history of the locale and the fact that it appears to incorporate some seemingly unrelated cultural
traditions. I wonder if there are any hi-res photos of this item that we armchair observers might scrutinize further?
Regardless, I'm glad you brought this to our collective attention. No doubt this will fascinate many, and, if we're so lucky, shed further light on
/edit to add: As a Scandinavian citizen and enthusiast of that region's history, I have been on the lookout for years now for concrete links between
the Templars and the waning influence of the Norse. It seems logical (though perhaps not likely) that the two groups may have found common cause at
some point. It is known that Vikings and Varangians took part in the Crusades. Perhaps this item will further establish or validate the ostensible
links between the two. Good post.
[edit on 10/29/09 by articulus]